I started this card back in January and did not finish it as there were so many other things I wanted to feature. The card is for a wonderful young man who loves animals and is turning three years old this month. Sale-A-Bration ended before I could get back to the card so it felt kinda wrong to feature items you could get free in the sale.

However, as I looked at the pieces on my desk, I decided to film and blog it anyway. Because, number one, there are several stamp sets that you could use in place of the Jungle Pals. Playing in the Rain is one bundle that would work well as would the Kiddin Around bundle (I will link these in the products section below). And number two, I find that little children love the interactive type fun fold cards so showing you this cute fold would only add your repertoire of great versatile fun folds.

As I was putting the card together to photograph, I had another idea. Since my little friend loves to color, why don’t I just let him color the images? So that is exactly what I did for the video. I will tuck one of the small boxes of washable crayons in the envelope with the card and let him enjoy. I think having the recipient color their own would work up until the age of 10 so. What do you think?


Jungle Pals Cling Stamp Set
Jungle Pals Die Set
Sunny Days Designer Series Paper
Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock
Basic White Card Stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Granny Apple Green Card Stock
Garden Green Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black
Water Color Pencils
Stampin Blends Color Lifter
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Paper Trimmer
Cut & Emboss Machine or Mini Cut & Emboss


Get ready, we are going to cut quite a few pieces here.

Using the Lemon Lime Twist, cut a card base to 18.5cm x 14cm (7-1/4″ x 5-1/2″). Score this piece at 7.6cm (3″). *The size of the card was not altered from the original as this size fits perfectly into the C6 envelope.

Also out of the Lemon Lime Twist cut two squares 8.3cm x 8.3cm (3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″) and a strip 3.8cm x 10.1cm (1-1/2″ x 4″). Score the strip 2.5cm (1″) from one of the ends.

The inside greeting space can be cut from Basic White or Pool Party card stock and should measure 7cm x 12.8cm (2-3/4″ x 5″). This size can be altered, in the example here I did not have enough Designer Series Paper to cover the space so I cut a piece of Pool Party slightly larger to make up for the difference.

Now let’s cut some Designer Series Paper. For the ‘over flap’ cut a piece 7.6cm x 7.6cm (3″ x 3″). You will need a piece 7cm x 13.5cm (2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″) for the front left side. And finally cut on 10.2cm x 13.35 (4″ x 5-1/4″) for the inside. As mentioned above this final piece can be ‘fudged’ a bit if you don’t have a piece of Designer Series Paper wide enough.

Stamp your images onto white card stock and color. In this example I used the Watercolor Pencil Assortments 1 & 2, the Stampin Blends Color Lifter and the Black Stampin Write Marker (for the Toucan body). You could also use Stampin Blenders Markers or Stampin Write Markers. Or you could leave the images uncolored as I suggest in the video.

After coloring your images, cut out the animals using the coordinating dies.

Cut out the foliage using the dies and scraps of the Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green and a little scrap of Crushed Curry for the flower.

Time to put it all together. Open the card base, glue the 2.5cm (1″) end of the strip to the center of the right edge of the base. Align the score mark with the edge. (See photo)

Glue the Designer Series Paper to this right side of the card over the top of the strip, leave an equal border of green showing all the way around. Next clue the white/or Pool Party greeting strip over the top of the Designer Series Paper you just put down be sure to leave an equal border of the DSP showing on three sides. Of note: if you are going to have a stamped image here on the white or blue card stock, I would stamp it first before gluing down.

Or if you are doing matching, as I did in the example the Pool Party piece will be glued matching the top and bottom of the DSP with 2cm to 3cm (1/8″ to 1/4″) of the green showing on the left.

Fold the card closed. Place the Lemon Lime Twist Square in the center of your card front. Fold over the strip and glue to the square. (See photo.) Place the second square of Lemon Lime Twist over the first to enclose the strip. At this point I unfolded the strip and lay the ‘sandwich’ flat to dry.

While the flap piece was drying I decorated the card front by laying down the Designer Series Paper and three of the vines I had cut. I placed the sloth character on dimensionals to look as if he were climbing on the vines.

At this point I opened the card again and decorated the left side of the inside of the card. This is not really necessary and looks perfectly fine being left plain. But since this was for a small child I wanted to load the card up with as much ‘stuff’ for him to pull on and/or color on. The same goes for the back side of the front flap. This is also a good place to put a secondary greeting if needed or wanted. Lastly I decorated the front square with the last piece of Designer Series Paper and more die cuts.

This fun-fold card is not my design. I am not sure who first came up with it as I have seen many like this online. However, I can tell you that my source for this card was Jackie Bulhuis of Klompen Stampers. This card is included in Vol.2 of her fun fold video series. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99u-rrg3mQ&list=PL3wNuxdzGuQMApoJAphumXoNtFeZBXwQp&index=3&ab_channel=KlompenStampers%7CJackieBolhuis

Thank you for joining me today and reading through this tutorial. For me this card puts the fun into fun fold. I allowed my inner toddler to play here and loaded as much stuff onto the card as would fit; imaging all the while how much fun it would be to pull it all off again. As always if you try a version of this card please post a picture below or on social media tagging me @loriothen.

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